Operation Varsity Blues – How Money Can Get You in Trouble with Adebisi Adebowale

The recent Varsity Blues scam rocked the news media, but the storyline isn’t a shock to me. I’ve been all too aware that many wealthy people have been able to scam the system for years now.  Adebisi Adebowale, the founder of Upliftology, joins us to talk about the scandal and uncover if it is possible for students to get a GOOD education in an Ivy League or non-Ivy League without scamming the system?

What You’ll Learn

  • What the Varsity Blues scandal brings to light
  • What changes need to occur in the college system to bring fairness to all
  • The facts behind how this scam was facilitated at multiple levels
  • How to use scholarships to afford college and grad school and not need to scam
  • the system
  • The issues of privileges, the elite, and the impacts on students of color applying to predominately white institutions.

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How to Save for An Epic Adventure with Teresa Mendes + Ask Shannah

Epic adventures are in a word, EPIC. Whether you want to travel to a far-off country and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro or swim the beautiful Great Barrier reef in Australia there are limitless options for epic adventures. But epic adventures take cash, flexibility, and an ability to get outside your comfort zone.

Teresa Mendes is no stranger to epic adventures…she’s been adventuring every chance she gets.  In today’s episode, Teresa is taking us to Australia and walking us through how she managed to save $2,000 in 6 months to pull off this trip of a lifetime.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Teresa saved $2,000 in 6 months
  • How to figure out what to save and what to splurge on
  • Travel tips to make epic adventures possible
  • What you learn from an epic adventure
  • How to create a strategy to pay off debt post trip
  • Solo travel vs. traveling in a group

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Work, Work, Work Your Credit Card Points

You might have a love-hate relationship with credit cards, but what if those points unlocked a world of experience for you? On this episode, we’re exploring all the magical wonders of credit card points and my system to build up points fast.

What You’ll Learn

  • My thoughts on why I’m a fan of credit cards
  • 7 ways you can use your credit card points to put more money back in your pocket
  • My credit card system I use each month
  • How to get in a better relationship with your credit card points
  • Tips to help you get the best cards for your goals

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  • You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to http://www.stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening

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I Filed My Taxes, Now What

You filed your taxes, and you’re feeling pretty good, now what? Since you’ve got money on your mind, what about taking the rest of March or even April to get some of your money to-do items in motion. You know, that stuff that you haven’t been motivated to do…but you know you should take care of.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to create a solid plan for your refund (or any excess money you have lying around)
  • How to build balance into your finances so you stay motivated
  • Discussion of popular money to-do items that you can tackle
  • How to stay focused on one money task each day and the powerful benefits it has on your life

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Dare to Pay Off Your Student Loans with Grant and Ally

Americans owe over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt – and that number is rising each year. So, what would you do to get your student loans paid off? Would you do something that seems scary just to wipe away your debt?

Today’s podcast guest, Grant, and Ally from the new CollegeHumor show, Total Forgiveness, join us to have a lively discussion around student loan debt and the lengths they are willing to go to wave bye-bye to their debt.

What You’ll Learn

  • How Grant and Ally came up with the idea for Total Forgiveness
  • How student loan debt impacts our everyday life
  • Is college still a viable option
  • How to approach paying off your student loan debt
  • Grant and Ally’s money story around student loan debt
  • The crazy lengths they went to in order to pay down their debt

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Talking Tech to Put More Cash In Your Bank Account with Jefferson Graham

There are loads of ways to put more money in your pocket every month – two of my favorites are cutting cable and getting a mobile plan that doesn’t drain your bank account. Today’s guest, Talking Tech podcast host Jefferson Graham, is dishing the latest trends in streaming services and mobile options to help you save money.

What You’ll Learn

  • The latest trends in streaming services for every budget
  • Why Mint Mobile is leading the way in affordable cell service
  • Jefferson’s favorite credit card to earn free trips
  • Anything we should be aware of security wise regarding phone carriers
  • How do you know what service is right for us

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The Price of Fertility with Afton Vechery + Ask Shannah

Fertility is a tricky (and expensive) topic. No matter how you feel about having babies, you have to face that question at some point in life, and it can be a difficult one. Do you have kids, can you have kids, and when is the right time to have kids.

Today’s podcast guest, Afton Vechery, co-founder and CEO of Modern Fertility joins me to talk all about the price of fertility and what her company is doing to change the conversation.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why is fertility a hush-hush topic
  • What are the physical ramifications of having babies later in life
  • Why traditional fertility testing is so expensive
  • Why we need to start talking fertility in our 20’s
  • How fertility testing works
  • Ways to cut the costs when it comes to testing your fertility

Links

  • Modern Fertility
  • You can sign up now for a free month of Stitcher Premium by going to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and using the promo code ‘WONDERY.’ Then once you’re signed up, just download the Stitcher app for iOS or Android and start listening

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Budgeting Sucks, No One Has a Plan, But You Can

Six letters – BUDGET – probably one of the most despised combination of letters in the English language, but that’s because you’re thinking about it all wrong. A budget isn’t a set in stone document that is some formal decree telling what you can and can’t spend your money on. In fact, in this episode, I’m giving you permission to throw out your budget with a few simple caveats.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand why you despise the process of budgeting first
  • What questions to ask yourself to get in a better money mindset
  • Why setting goals is the key to achieving financial success
  • So many tips on how to win at budgeting and tracking your money each month
  • My easy 1-2-3 system of budgeting
  • Why you need to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to your spending (your future will thank you)
  • Sharing my own story and struggles with budgeting

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Money Chat with Drew & Ellie Holcomb + Ask Shannah

Being in a successful relationship, let alone being married, is tough enough but when you add working together, juggling creative projects, and three kids, you get to do a huge victory lap if you make that work.

Today’s podcast guests Drew and Ellie Holcomb joins us for a real-life money chat about being musicians, making the money work, dreaming up big projects like Drew’s Moon River Festival and Ellie’s children’s book, Who Sang the First Song and keeping their marriage strong.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to bring big dreams into reality
  • How these two musicians have build a life around projects that matter
  • Why they saying being on the road and touring is like dating all over again
  • The process of songwriting when you have two different approaches
  • Behind the scenes – how they decide what to spend their money on
  • The end of the year tradition they never miss out on (unless they have a new baby)
  • How they balance having kids with their dreams

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The Best of the Best Online Banks with Laira Martin + Ask Shannah

Online banks are the new avocado toast, and why not. Traditional banks serve up silly fees and often not-so-great customer service. The last few years have brought the revolution and evolution of some great online banking options, and our guest, Laira from GoBankingRates is sharing who’s the best of the best.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why do you think more and more people are moving to online banks over traditional brick and mortar banks?
  • Will traditional banks ever go away?
  • Are there any trends you’re seeing emerge from this year’s list of the best online banks?
  • I get a lot of questions about online banks with the most popular question being why would I consider switching to an online bank. Why would someone make the switch?
  • What about safety with online banks?

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